ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario Reign, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings and Winnipeg Jets, have announced that returning center Dylan Hood, veteran center Judd Blackwater, rookie forward Brady Ramsay and rookie goaltender Matt Zenzola have agreed to terms with the club for the 2014-15 season.
Hood, 24, completed his second pro campaign with Ontario last season after being acquired from Colorado on Feb. 2. In 23 games with the Reign, Hood recorded five points (2g-3a) and 10 penalty minutes. Since his rookie season in 2012-13, the 5-foot-9, 192-pound center has appeared in 104 ECHL games with Ontario and Colorado, recording 43 points (18g-25a) and 67 penalty minutes.
Prior to turning pro, the Osoyoos, British Columbia native completed the 2011-12 season with the University of Calgary. In 27 games played with the Dinos, Hood logged 16 points (6g-10a) and 36 penalty minutes. He also played junior hockey for the Moose Jaw Warriors and Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League, posting 186 points (83g-103a) and 205 penalty minutes in 315 games from 2006-11.
Blackwater, 27, spent last season overseas, skating for Olimpija of Austria’s Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. In 29 games, Blackwater posted 15 points (6g-9a) and 18 penalty minutes. In 314 career professional games, Blackwater has accumulated 237 points (97g-140a) and 304 penalty minutes.
Prior to turning pro, the native of Lethbridge, Alberta skated for three seasons with the Spokane Chiefs of the WHL, tallying 114 points (50g-64a) and 253 penalty minutes in 171 games while capturing a Memorial Cup title in 2008.
Ramsay, 21, will begin his first full professional season with the Reign after making his pro debut with the Stockton Thunder at the end of last season, recording one assist and 10 penalty minutes in three games.
Prior to turning pro, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound forward played four seasons from 2010-14 with the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the WHL. The Calgary, Alberta native appeared in 255 contests with the Hurricanes during that time, logging 129 points (53g-76a) and 405 penalty minutes.
Zenzola, 21, played for the Louisiana IceGators of the Southern Professional Hockey League last season. In 27 appearances with the IceGators, Zenzola went 16-7-1 with a 3.05 goals against average and .898 save percentage, while twice receiving SPHL Player of the Week honors.
Prior to turning pro, the San Diego, Calif. native played junior hockey for the Spokane Braves of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League and Kerry Park Islanders of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League.